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Grizzly Magazine 
Butler Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Rd. 
El Dorado, Kan. 67042 

Chris Neal 

Mike Swan 

RES 050 GRI 2009 

Butler County Community 


Butler Community College 

A Flipper, Red Dog, Soul 
Express, 3-time Kansas Rock W 
Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 
pep band director, but only one 
word is needed to describe Roger 
Lewis. Musician. Born in Russell, 
Kan., the now 63-year-old trum- 
pet-man finds himself teaching at 
Butler Community College. 

The interest in music began 
very early on. His family was in 
the jewelry business, but his 
grandfather was an accom- 
plished violinist and his father 
played the saxophone and 
drums. Most influential in his 
music growth was his father. Lewis explains, "He (Lewis' 
father) got me interested in appreciating the art of cre- 
ating melodies, always trying to make a beautiful sound 




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on the instrument and listening to harmonies." By the 
time he was in high school and began taking music the- 
ory courses, he was already familiar with the concepts 
that were being taught. 

Never being forced into music by his father, 
but deciding to take the music path by himself was 
something he could not disdain. But the reason for pick- 
ing the trumpet was simple. "Really, it was in a sense, 
a matter of fashion. When I was young, trumpet was 
the thing, everyone wanted to play trumpet. The whole 
fashion thing is just something we all kind of fall prey 
to, I certainly did. I took trumpet because everyone 

wanted to play trum- 
pet." Lewis also plays 
flugelhorn and uses the 
piano and keyboard 
functionally to write and 
arrange music. 

Before teaching, 
Lewis held other jobs to 
keep things going, since 
he was then married 
and had three children. 
He worked a few years 
in the life insurance 
industry, 10 years at JC 
Penney selling stereos 
and microwaves, "but 
I still had music," he 
explains. While working 
his day job, Lewis was 
still playing six nights a 
week at the Lancers Club 
in Wichita. Around this 
time he chose to go back 
and finish a music educa- 
tion degree. 

Education was not 

a big priority at first for 

Lewis. But after leaving 

JC Penney he became a 

member of the Baha'i faith in 1972. And the teachings 

of the Baha'i faith place a great deal of importance on 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Roger Lewis, the But- 
ler instrumental music 
and jazz studies direc- 
tor, has had a long and 
successful music career. 
The established trumpet 
player is a three-time 
Kansas Rock W Roll Hall 
of Fame inductee. 


The Grizzly Spring 2009 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
During a band rehearsal, Izaiah Jennings (left), 
Augusta freshman, gets help from his show band 
director Roger Lewis. Now in his 21st year at But- 
ler, Lewis has continued to help students grow and 
become more successful with their music educa- 

education, causing Lewis to take his own education 
more seriously. He claims after being a professional 
musician for a few years, he had a different perspec- 
tive on music than his fellow classmates and instruc- 
tors. The University of Kansas was Lewis' first stop, 
spending two years there followed by a year at Fort 
Hays State University, and then transferring to Wichita 
State University where he completed his bachelor's and 
master's degrees. 

Around this time The Flippers, the first profes- 
sional band Lewis played with based out of Lawrence, 
were a successful rhythm and blues show band playing 
around a big chunk of the Midwest area. He actually 
had two stints with The Flippers, the first stint lasted 
one year and then Lewis did his active duty in 1967 
with the U.S. Army Reserves. When his obligation was 
over he returned to Lawrence and did another sum- 
mer tour with The Flippers. After coming to Wichita, he 
took out a band known as The Red Dogs. This group 
would be on the road for two years. 

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Recognition of his work in the bands he has been 
a part of has not gone unnoticed. As a member of The 
Flippers, Lewis was inducted as a charter inductee into the 
Rock W Roll Hall of Fame in Iowa, as well as Nebraska. 
He is a three-time inductee in the Kansas Rock W Roll Hall 
of Fame as a member of The Flippers, The Red Dogs and 
The Soul Express, a group he was a part of while in Hays. 
While the accolades are nice, Lewis says, "These things 
are just what they are, nothing more nothing less, and I 
try not to buy into some sort of a star trip about it. And 
by that I don't mean to diminish any sort of appreciation 
for the people who voted us into these, because I really 
do appreciate it." He went on saying how much he has 
cherished playing with many great artists, but getting the 
opportunity to work with Dizzy Gillespie for a week is his 


You Must Believe In Spring - Michel Legrand 

How Do You Keep The Music Playing - Michel Legrand 

Like A Lover - Dorival Caymmi & Nelson Motta 

Con Alma - John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie 

You And I - Stevie Wonder 

Why Did I Choose You - Michael Leonard 

Softly As I Leave You - Antonio De Vita 

most cherished memory. 

After obtaining his teaching degree he came to 
Butler as the director of the instrumental music depart- 
ment. He was the pep band director for 17 years, but now 
in his 21st year at Butler Lewis is the director of the con- 
cert band, jazz ensemble and the command performance 
show band and teaches music theory, aural skills, private 
trumpet and jazz improvisation. One of Lewis' students, 
Izaiah Jennings, Augusta freshman, says, "Mr. Lewis, he's 
a great teacher. He is a very nice man with tons of expe- 
rience." Aside from Butler, Lewis has a small business, 
called Joyride Productions. 

It seems the life of a musician can be led in many 
different directions and take them many different places. 
Lewis is no exception to this. Finally nestled, for the most 
part, at Butler Community College, he is now conveying 
his life's experiences to young aspiring music students who 
want to have music in their lives just as he does. 


Butler County Community 

Butler Community College 

Instructors , 

that Shine 

Brooke Poe 
Copy Editor 

Jim Pond 

Here at Butler, the students happen to be very for- 
tunate when it comes to being able to learn from great 
instructors. Some teachers stand out to us because of 
their amusing anecdotes or sarcastic disposition and 
others may stand out because of the type of subject 
that is being taught or the actual approach that the 

instructor uses towards teach- 
ing the class. For example, the 
amount or type of homework 
that is assigned, what quiz- 
zes or tests are like, or maybe 
even group activity or class 
involvement. No matter what 
unique quality you happen 
to be looking for, Butler most 
likely has it. That is what 
makes learning at Butler such 
a joy to be a part of. Below is a 
list of some of the instructors that shine at Butler. 

Mr. Jim Pond, Sociology instructor, makes class fun 
and very interesting. Pond's class is more like an open 
discussion period instead 
of just boring lectures and 
assignments. And fortu- 
nately for the lazy students 
out there, he gives open 
book tests. 

Mrs. Freda Briggs, 
English/Literature instruc- 
tor, has many students 
note her as constantly be- 
ing in a positive mood and 
always so sweet. She is Freda Br '99 s 
always willing to help students and put them first. Don't 
ever be afraid to ask questions in one of Mrs. Briggs' 
classes because she will jump right up to help and make 
sure you understand. If your day is bad, have a visit 
with her and all of your worries will slip away. 
Mr. John Oehm, Art instructor. This man is most 

John Oehm 

commonly described as, well, awesome. You can be the 

worst person at drawing or anything that has to even 

remotely do with art and Oehm 
can make you shine. He some- 
how just brings out brilliance 
in his students. He is sarcastic 
and full of dark humor and so 
many random stories, but he 
knows how to keep his stu- 
dents interested and wanting 
more and when to be serious 
and when to just let go and 
enjoy the moment. 

Miss Marsha Mawhirter, 

Spanish instructor, is very 

animated and lively. She's 

so hilarious that sometimes 

it's hard to focus on the 

subject matter. Plus, if 

you need help or have any 

questions about anything, 

even if it doesn't pertain to 

school, she will always lend 

a helping hand. 

Mr. Lance Hayes, Mass 

Communications. One stu- 
dent points out that, the tie, 

the glasses, and the great 

personality is what makes the man. Hayes is goofy and 

full of energy and he always 
has something funny and 
interesting to say about the 
film and radio industry. Un- 
fortunately, this is Hayes' last 
semester here at Butler. He 

must past the torch. 

Marsha Mawhirter 

Lance Hayes 


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J.C. Boyce 

Staff Writer 


To be a redneck doesn't mean 
you have to sport a beer belly a mile 
long, have mountains of old tires in 
your front yard, or use an outhouse. 
The v Redneck" label isn't always a 
'compliment,' but on Kansas, we know 
what it means, and most of us ap- 
preciate the label. We good folks 
in America's heartland are generally 
down-to-earth people who are proud 
of our. roots 2nd independent from 
the Stereotypically snobby and over- 
crowded coasts to our east and west. 
We enjoy the simple and quiet way of 
life, wave to our neighbors, and spend 
a good deal of time outdoors. We 
proudly display an American flag on 
our front porch, and a buck head on 
the wa^l over the fireplace. We enjoy 
a long drive down a dirt road while 
listening to a country song on the 
radio. When warm weather comes, we 
call ourfamily^and friends and head 
for the lake for some fishing, shotgun 
shooting, mud, BBQand laughter. i a%" :: 
It's undeniable that happiness in the 
simple things is what makes being a 
redneck, so sacred. 

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You Might Be A Redneck If... 

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Time For a 
.^rVi REALITY Check 

fc\ \ \ I Back in the day when one wanted to watch 
I^V^^^i ™ a music video or two they could just tune into 
• the MTV channel. However, today one would have to 

have thousands of channels to find a pure video channel, or 
just connect to YouTube. Originally when MTV started they 
only showed music videos all the time, hence the name 
standing for 'music' television. Slowly the number of mu- 
sic videos shown were decreasing. In 2000 eight hours of 
video footage was averaged a day, and only three hours 
per day in 2008. In 2007 MTV stopped production of three 
long running shows that aired videos called "Buzzworthy," 
"Breakthrough" and "Spakn' New." Just recently TRL aired 
its last show in November 2008. Now that music has been 
elminated the result is REALITY TV. MTV is swamped with 
shows such as "Real Chance of Love," "The Real World" and 
"Rock of Love 1, 2 or 3!" Perhaps MTV should be changed 
to RTV, or maybe they need a reality check. 


When I watched it MTV was the videos with music. Thats all it was. Now re- ^ 
ality has killed the videos. It's a lost opportunity for people [artists] to break y 

through. - Jared McGinley, BCC Business Teacher 


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1 4. "You Better You Bet" by The Who 

1 5. "Little Suzi's on the Up" by Ph.D. 

1 6. "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard j 
1 1. "Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders 

1 8. "Time Heals" by Todd Rundgren 

1 9. "Take It On The Run" by REO Speedwagon 1 
1 1 0. "Rockin' the Paradise" by Styx 


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In 1997 MTV 
Film was cre- 
ated. The first 
move they 
produced was, 
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MTV launched on Aug 1, 1981 and "Video 
Killed the Radio Star," by The Buggies was the 
first video ever aired. 

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The world was introduced to MTV's first reality 
show in 1992. This show was called "The Real 
World." The famous line from the beginning 
is well known : "This is the true story.. .of seven 
strangers... picked to live in a house. togeth- 
er, and have their lives taped... to find out what hap- 
pens when people stop being polite... and start get- 
ting real. ..The Real World." 


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J.C. Boyce 
Staff Writer 

Erin Carlson 
Staff Writer 

Poverty temporarily struck Butler 
students as well as staff who attended 
the March 6 poverty simulation held at 
Butler's new student union in Andover. 

"I think it was an eye opener for 
students who have not yet had the 
life experience to know how hard it is 
to work, pay the bills, feed the family, 
get medical care and take care of their 
children, whether they have personally 
experienced poverty or not," says Danica 
Murray, Butler's Service-Learning Program 

"It was refreshing to see 
poverty addressed in a public 
forum in a non-judgmental 
way," says Murray. 

The poverty simulation 
was an opportunity for the 
Butler community to learn 
more about the poverty situ- 
ation that exists even right 
here in Butler County. Marion 
Nichols, Director of Mid-Cap 
and coordinator of the poverty 
simulation, prepared stations for 
the simulation, as students deco- 
rated bereave- 
ment boxes. 
Once the 
stations were 
ready for par- 
ticipants, each 
student signed 
in and received 
a mock name 

and packet of instructions, telling 
them what station to attend. 
Each station represented a fam- 
ily, and each member had to 

simulate the age, occupation, income 
and lifestyle assigned to them by their 
instruction packets. 

Some families had more means 
than others, but all families experi- 
enced temporary stresses of real life, 
such as having food on the table, rais- 
ing kids and getting the bills paid on 
time. Around the room sat volunteers 
who manned the community and busi- 
ness stations, representing a police 
station, grocery store, school, pawn 
shop, loan company and more. 
Finding money was not the only 

problem, either. 
Some families 
dealt with teen 
pregnancy, vio- 
lence and drug 
abuse. Parents 
had to decide 
what step to 
take next to see 
that their family's needs were met. 
Many parents were divorced, and a 
few kids decided to drop out of school, 
complicating the situation even more. 
Needless to say, everyone in the 



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simulated community was affected 
in some way by the ugly realities of 

Even though it wasn't the real 
deal, students still experienced 
temporary stress and hints of fear as 
they faced challenges. 

"The stress reactions that people 
endure while in the poverty simula- 
tion make them see the reality of 
poverty situations even if they have 
never personally lived in poverty, 
and if the volunteers are also people 
who have lived in poverty their input 
during the debriefing is very useful," 
says Nichols. 

After the simulation, students 
had the opportunity to reflect their 
experiences and ask Nichols ques- 
tions about the poverty problem. 
Some of the most common responses 
from students were: "I got tired of 
thinking about money all the time," 
and "Living in poverty is a lot more 
stressful then you'd think!" One of 

the volunteers running the grocery 
store station said, "The families never 
asked for receipts." 

Students were then treated to a 
pizza lunch as Nichols provided pov- 
erty statistics, particularly for Butler 
County. According to 2007 estimates, 
7.9 percent live below the poverty 
level in Butler County, and 30 percent 
are low income. There are over 100 
people in Butler County without a 
place to call home and the number is 
climbing due to the economic down- 
turn. Butler County's smaller towns 
face the most poverty because of 
fewer jobs, no transportation systems 
and some very poor housing situa- 

With these kind of statistics out 
there for Butler County alone, it is 
important that we step up and help 
our neighbors out. Send a coat to a 
community coat drive. Donate some 
canned goods to a local church pan- 
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Before the start of the poverty 
simulation, Butler students also 
became familiar with the making 
of bereavement boxes. Bereave- 
ment boxes are small, decorated 
boxes that contain memories of 
newborns that pass away shortly 
after birth. 

Holli Taylor, 2004 Butler alum- 
nus, came to talk to the group 
about the importance of these box- 
es. Taylor is on the Bereavement 
Team at Wesley Medical Center 
in Wichita. She estimates that 10 
to 20 boxes are handed out every 
month at Wesley. 

These boxes hold a variety of 
items to help the family through 

the grieving process. 

"When you have a child 
who dies shortly after they are 
born, the box and those items 
in it are all you have of your 
child. ..they mean everything! 
The pictures are priceless... 
they are what we have left of 
him, and it means more than 
words," says Jenny and Lanny 
Gridley, about their bereave- 
ment box experience. 

Participants of the poverty 
simulation helped decorate 
breavement boxes, and gave 
their own personal touch, 
love, and support to grieving 

Tiffany Ladson 
Staff Writer 

Erin Carlson 
Staff Writer 

Above Photos By Erin Carlson 

Summertime. Three great long 
months of being home, getting a great 
tan, camping with closest friends. Maybe 
summertime is walking along the road 
during a starry night with a summer fling, 
looking for a summer job, and the vacation 
that your family has had planned all year. 
Either way summer's vastly approaching! 
There isn't much time left, so go ahead 
and pack up your stuff and get ready to 
welcome a summer you'll never forget; 
The summer of 2009! 

Between the months of May and 
August, Butler's students take the short 
path, or the long trek back to their home- 

Finally students are able to take a 
break from their studies and just relax! But 
what exactly can be done, besides sitting 
on the couch, between the end of finals 
and the first day of school? 

Plan a road trip. Get a group 
of friends together and take the trip of a 
lifetime! Leave town for the weekend or 
maybe longer. Before you go, take the 
time to set a budget and stick to it! If 
you're driving to your destination, make 
sure to grab an atlas. Nothing kills a vaca- 
tion faster than being lost on a weekend 
getaway that keeps getting shorter and 

Try something new, whether 
it's a new food dish, new friend, or go- 
ing to an event. Whatever it is, don't hold 
back! For fun ideas check out our summer 
bulletin to the right. If you live in, or near 
the Wichita area make sure to bookmark as a favorite on your com- 
puter! This website posts anything from 
local band performances to comedians 
coming to town! The best part? Most of 
the events are ridiculously cheap, or free! 

Whatever you do with your three 
summer months, just remember to be safe 
and go crazy! See ya in the fall! 


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While you'relcle aning'up your dorm room and slowly 
packing Spur belongings why not toss out those ratty 
school books when you throw away all of your other 
worthless pieces of trash.. It's not like those books 
serveany purpose in our society, like to teach us any- 
thing or record history. Naw... better just throw them 


Pack up all of your stuff. 

Eh, who cares if there is still six weeks of 
school left, don't wanna have to stay here 
any extra longer so go ahead and pack up all 
your stuff. It's not like it will be difficult to un- 
zip your suitcase, grab your showering stuff 
and your toothbrush and pj's every night. It 
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There is no better way to ruin a re 
erence or leave a bad impressio 
then bashing your know it all teacr 
ers to their face, so fulfill your wile 
est fantasies and speak your mine 
I mean it's not like they control yo 
grade or anything. 

Quit your job. 

School is out, sweet. ...but oh 
dang I still have to work?? I 
still have to get up before 2 
o'clock in the afternoon? Well 
darn. I guess I could always 
quit my job, be broke and bum 
it out all summer. Awesome, 
sounds like a fantastic plan! 

Dear Boss, 

Thank you. 


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Courtesy Photo 

Break the rules. 

I know you've been itching 
to skip class, make scenes, 
push boundaries and break all 
the rules. So GIVE in to those 
urges already! I mean it's not 
like the police can still come 
and get you in trouble. Why 
not go out with a bang? Dor- 
rell Photo. 

Go ahead and spread some 
rumors, it's not like you will have 
to stick around to deal with them. 
Who cares if you hurt someone 
in the long run? As long as you 
got a kick out of it, start a 
catfight!! I dare you! 

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Blow your money. 

Break your piggy bank and buy those $200 
shoes you don't need, get some new rims for 
your cars and while you're at it go get your 
hair done. Why save your pennies anymore?? 
You are just moving back home and can rely 
on your parents or, better yet, no school. 
can work and make more money!! So SPEND! 

fitol Grizzly 

SLEEP away life. 

School's out, might as well sleep 
until 2 o'clock in the afternoon. 
I mean why get up and actually 
do something with your life when 
you could just be a couch potato 
all day and every day? Sounds 
like a plan to me. Go buy some 
comfy blankets and pillows with 
your graduation money, your 
parents will be proud. 

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Butler Community College 


cKeme §weet cKome 

Erin Carlson 
Staff Writer 

It's nearing the end of 
May and summer is approach- 
ing, but what does summer mean 
to Butler students? Summer 
can mean freedom from school, 
teachers and most of all home- 
work! It translates to long nights 
camping with friends, much 
needed vacations, and finally 
getting that tan you've desired all 
year! However, for many students 
at Butler summer also means 
returning to the home front for 
three long months. 

For students who live 
in the dorms, or their own apartments throughout the 
school year, the move home can either be a sigh of 
relief, or super frustrating. Most students are at least a 
little apprehensive, if not a lot, about returning to their 
parents' homes... but do they have a legit reason to be 

"I think that the move home will be hard for me 
because my parents are really overprotective and when 
I go home they really don't let me do anything anyways. 
When I'm under their roof they think that they are re- 
sponsible for me," says Marydith Slack, Mulvane fresh- 

Jenny Ploussard, Oberlin freshman, is also 
scared for her independence. 

"Now I'm able to do what I want, when I want... 
however, when I go home I'll have to tell my mom 
where I'm going, who I'm with and when I'm going to 
be home... I won't be able to pick up and leave any- 

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more," says Ploussard. 

'Losing' freedom and independence is defi- 
nitely number one on the list of worries for students, 
but not having anything fun to do at home comes in 
at a close second. 

Eric Boley, Peabody freshman, says, "I think 
it will be hard, only because when I'm not at home 
I have more time to go out and be with my friends, 
or just get time to myself.. .but when I'm at home I'll 
have extra things to do! Plus, I live way out in the 
country, so I'm miles away from the nearest town." 

Even though moving back home after a long 
year away can leave a sick feeling in students' stom- 
achs, not everything about moving back home is 
terrible. You won't be needing to save money for rent, 
which means being able to indulge in that DVD you've 
been eyeing for months. You won't have a loud and 
obnoxious roommate, which means finally you'll wake 
up feeling refreshed and your body will thank you for 
finally giving it a rest! 

"Pros about not living on your own is that I 
don't have to worry about paying for everything on 
my own. ..No electric bill, no groceries, or even just 
little things. I never realized how much my parents 
paid for when I lived at home," says Slack. 

Besides not having to pay monthly bills, 
Ploussard and Boley are excited to spend three 
months with younger siblings. 

Boley says, "I'll finally get to spend some time 
with my younger brother... he's nine and I know he'll 
appreciate having me home again!" 

"Spending the summer with my sister and go- 
ing to our family's cabin," is what Ploussard says she 

The Grizzly Spring 2009 

is most excited for. 

Every student is wishing, hoping and 
dreaming that their parents will see their son or 
daughter in a different light, as a mature, and re- 
sponsible college student, not the naive, incapable 
high schooler that they left behind in the fall. 

"I really never could stay out past mid- 
night in high school. I think that they will let me 
stay out as late as I want, as long as I tell them 
when I'll be getting home. I know that they will try 
to treat me like an adult, but it'll be hard for them, 
because I'm still their little girl," notes Slack. 

Before we know it 'See ya next semester!' 
and final 'Goodbyes' will be echoing through the 
halls in the dorms and in passing on campus. 

After the week before finals the school 
year will just spiral into nonexistence. And with the 
end of the 2008-2009 school year everyone can let 
out a big sigh of relief and scream, "Helllloooooo 
Summmmerrr!," or can they? 

The trunk of a typical college student's vehicle moments before 
they speed off back to their hometowns for the summer break. 

Butler Community College 

Courtesy of Butler Marketing Department 
This illustration is an example of what Butler's new Hubbard Welcome Center will look like when finished. 

Brooke Poe 

Copy Editor 

Welcoming the 
Welcome Center 

On Nov. 10, 2008, Butler Community College finally 
broke ground and began to get underway on the Hub- 
bard Welcome Center. The new center will be located 
on Butler's main campus in El Dorado and will serve as 
Butler's point of welcome to all. 

Butler is home to more than 13,000 students and 
occupies 6 campuses: Andover, Council Grove, El Dorado, 
McConnell, Marion and Rose Hill. With more than 80 
different degree programs and 29 professional certifica- 
tions, Butler's affordable and good quality education is 
due for a makeover. 

The Hubbard Center, or more commonly known as 
the Hub, will feature a 34,000 square foot facility, an 
800 seat community center, as well as offices for col- 
lege President Jackie Vietti and other Foundation and 
alumni personnel. 

"We need to make a better first impression on visi- 
tors as well as prospective students and their parents 
at our campus by offering a more inviting and warm 
introduction. The Welcome Center is vital, not only to 
our daily operations, but to our sense of community," 


The Grizzly Spring 2009 

says Vietti. 

In order to make all of this possible, the Endow- 
ment Association was formed in 1967 by individuals 
that were looking for a brighter future and hoping to 
generate private support for the college. At that time, 
the Endowment Association had decided to campaign 
for $10,000 and the association ended up receiving 
a well earned amount of $10,300. The Endowment 
Association is still going strong today and has earned 
approximately $8.5 million and counting. 

The Hubbard Welcome Center is just one of the 
many exciting ideas that Chief Advancement Associ- 
ate Stacy Cofer would like to see come to life at Butler. 
Currently in progress for Cofer is Butler's first ever sig- 
nificant capital campaign, Invest in the Power of Butler. 
Also a possible reality for the future of Butler students 
and faculty is a new Cultural Arts Center, an Advanced 
Technology Center and an Athletic Complex. 

Some people on campus have wondered if this is 
necessary and if Butler is putting their money to proper 
use. For the most part, students, as well as staff 
members, believe that this is an important and critical 
addition to Butler. But what do we get in return for all 
of this spending? The answer is simple; success. 

Vietti is hopeful for the future and simply says, 
"Building on Butler's success is hardly speculation or a 
leap of faith. It is an investment in the continued suc- 
cess of our communities, our region, and most impor- 
tant of all, our students." 

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Chris Neal/Grizzly 
Construction workers busy on the preparation of the 
new Hubbard Welcome Center. 

Courtesy of Butler Marketing Department 
In the above photo, some of Butler's largest contributors for the Welcome Center Project gather for the 
ground breaking ceremony. 


Butler Community College 


Joel Plank/ Grizzly 


+ + What the Future Can Hold 

Olivia Newfarmer 
Staff Writer 


There's been a lot of buzz lately about the new GPS 
program here at Butler - but you might still be wonder- 
ing exactly what it is. GPS stands for Graduation Progress 
System, and is designed to work as online advisor via your 
Pipeline account. It basically allows you to view the prog- 
ress you have made, or are currently making, towards your 
degree or certificate, 24/7. 

Not only will it tell you what you have completed in the 
past, but it keeps track of what classes you still need in 
order to complete your certificate or degree. Although your 
GPS audit does not work as a transcript, it will help you and 
your advisor easily view all of your academic history. 

You can also access important information like individual 
course grades, your grade point average, and even how 
your classes can be applied toward a different major. If you 
plan on transferring your credits to a different institution, 
you can see how those will transfer, and any fees you may 
need to pay before taking the next step. 

In order to access your GPS page, you need to know all 
of your Pipeline credentials. If you know all of this informa- 
tion, you can easily access your data. 

When you first get to your Pipeline home page, look 
for the GPS icon the left side of the page, underneath 
your "Quick Links" tab. Your audit appears without be- 


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appear based on the major you have 

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of the classes you have been enrolled 
in and are currently enrolled in. The 
legend at the top lets you know what 
different markings mean (completed, 
see an advisor, currently enrolled in, 
etc.). Check back often to make sure 
your classes are running smoothly and 
that things are operating according to 

You should always check your GPS 
audit before meeting with an advisor 
so you can be ready to ask questions 
or additional plans you may have. It is 
also important that you check it before 
you apply for graduation. When you are 
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Olivia Newfarmer 
Staff Writer 


I'm sure by now you have 
heard of the "going green" hype 
that has taken the nation by 
storm. But many people don't nec- 
essarily understand what it means. 
Are you one of those people? ^ 
Don't feel embarrassed, you're 
definitely not the only one! 

In short, going green means 
getting rid of habits that make the 
world a dingier place, respectfully. 
In deciding to go green, someone 
is basically saying that they want 
to help out the planet by making a 
few changes and wouldn't mind saving a few dollars each 

But why should any of us consider going green? 
Ultimately, every single thing we do we do on a daily 
basis has some sort of impact on the planet, whether good 
or bad. As individuals, we have the power to substantially 
control most of our decisions. Therefore, the small impact 
we personally create in our own lives (from where we live, 
what we eat, how we travel, how we vote, etc.) can have a 
large, global impact. 

Not only does a greener lifestyle help the world, but it 
helps you. It can easily improve your health, not to men- 
tion shrink your electric bills by a few bucks each month. 
(And in today's economy, we all can appreciate saving a 
dollar or two.) Going green doesn't mean you have to sacri- 


fice anything; you will lose nothing in this transition. 

Globally, it has become increasingly noticeable to see 
how the lives of others are closely linked to others. For 
example, toys made in China can affect how people are liv- 
ing in Europe, or insect repellent from Argentina can affect 
the health of Americans, and greenhouse emissions from 
Australia can affect the shrinking rain forest in Brazil. 

The same goes with our natural resources. If we can't 
get natural resources from our neighboring countries be- 
cause of pollution or damaging man-made chemicals, then 
we run out of reliable resources that we have been using 
for generations, leaving us with nothing. 

Going green can be a simple process, if you let it be. 
While it is easy to get overwhelmed, there are simple ways 
to make a positive impact, ^m 

Pete Ferrell, owner of Ferrell Ranch in Beaumont, has 
wind turbines located on his 7,000-acre land. He has 100 
wind turbines on his land. His great-grandfather established 
Ferrell Ranch on the high plains east of Wichita in 1888. 
Ferrell, 55, owns the land under 50 of the 100 turbines of 
the Elk River Wind Project, a 150-megawatt wind farm. 

Wind power in America is very limited at the current 
time. There are only 25,000 turbines that produce 17 giga- 
watts of electricity-generating capacity, which is enough to 
power 4.5 million homes. 

Only one percent of the country's electricity comes 
from wind, even though 25 states require their utilities to 
use a percentage of renewable energy. If these companies 
considered using wind as their renewable energy source, 

The Grizzly Spring 2009 

much more would be able to develop in 
the concept of wind farming. 

If that were put together, that would 
develop more than what the United 
States needs, according to Ferrell. 

Right now, only 1 percent of the 
country's electricity comes from wind, but 
government and industry leaders want to 
see that share hit 20 percent by 2030. 

"Kansas is considered to be 'the Saudi 
Arabia of Wind/" says Ferrell. 

And this comparison works well due 
to the fact that Saudi Arabia has windy 
sandstorms, and Kansas has extremely 
powerful amounts of wind power that 
can supply the entire United States with 
more than enough electricity for long 
periods of time. 

If you are considering going green 
anytime in the near future, make sure 
you are dedicated enough to stick it out. 
Going green isn't an extremely intense 
task, but it does take extra work and a 
lot of dedication to stick with your plan. 
But in doing so, know that you are not 
only helping the planet, but you are 
earning more for your own personal life. 

Top: Fields of solar panels are becoming 
increasingly popular in the desert areas 
of the West Coast as well as the smaller 
solar panels being placed on houses. Solar 
panels are another great way to go green 
because you gain power by taking it from 
the sun's rays. 

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Butler Community College 

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Andrew Hammond 

Sports Media 

The Lady Grizzlies were coming 
off of an eight win season, plus 
with adding a brand-new coaching 
staff and new players the Grizzlies 
looked optimistic heading into the 
2008-09 season. 

Judging by the 64-62 win over 
the Independence Pirates, the Lady 
Grizzlies were poised for a break out 
season but it quickly turned into a 
long and 

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season that ended with a six 
win improvement under first 
year head coach Mike Helmer. A 
new star rose up in the form of 
Angie Criner, Tulsa, Okla. soph- 
omore. Criner scored 26 points 
_ rebounds as 
she scored witnu 
left to upset the Pirates. 

"Angie is something special. 
As a coach you have to like a 
player like her. Somebody who 
can just take over a game at 
any time," says Helmer. 

Other players also started to 
step up in the early part of the 
season. In the second game 
of the season versus Northern 
Oklahoma-Tonkawa, Alysia 
Hart, Goddard freshman, and 
Brittany Aldrich, Udall sopho- 
more, each had 22 points in a 

89-58 victory. The team devel- Logan Jones/ Griz 

oped an emotional leader in freshman Jacque Lady Grizzlies basketball coach Mike Helmer discusses strategy with 
Dean, Denton, Texas. Her spark coming off the Lynse\TMapte, Wichita sophomore, during a game at the Power Plant; 
bench became something that the team fed off This was Helmer's first season at Butler. 
of in close ballgames. 


The Grizzly Spring 2009 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 

Freshman guard Jacque Dean, Dentoa^j exas, drives by~a — 
defender on her way to basket. DeairWus a key contributor 
to the Lady Grizzlies' success this season. 

Then versus the Colby Trojans the Grizzlies 
came alive, winning the ballgame 75-55. 
Lindsey Handcox, Austin, Texas sophomore, 
was the leading scorer in that victory by 
notching 26 points and getting 13 boards. 
They followed up the Colby win with a win 
versus the Pratt Beavers; the win was the 
first Jayhawk West road win of the year. 

"At the start of the season, we knew that 
to contend in the West we had to protect 
our home court but most of all we had to 
steal some wins on the road," says Helmer. 

Despite the struggles of the team, players 
started to emerge, showing that the team 
was looking to be a sleeper in the playoffs. 
Raneisha Hunter, Kansas City sophomore, 
and Lindsey Maple, Wichita freshman, each 
contributed during the final stretch that saw 
the Lady Grizzlies go .400 in the final 10 

In the first round of the playoffs, the Griz- 
zlies had to travel to Parsons and face off 
against the number three seed Labette Co. 
Lady Cardinals. Struggling to find offense 
for most of the night, the season was ended 
by the Cardinals 87-66. The final record of 
the Lady Grizzlies was 14-16; despite finish- 
ing the season two games under .500 the 
Grizzlies were +6 in the win area as com- 
pared to a year ago. 

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Heading into the very difficult Western Division schedule, 
the Grizzlies, who were picked to finish fifth, had to navi- 
gate the rest of the season without Angie Criner. With the 
loss of Criner, the ladies had to find new players to step up 
and play out of position without much time to study. One 
of the players that became key to the Grizzlies' attempt to 
capture the West Division title was Alysia Hart, Goddard 

"Alysia was the third or fourth leading scorer in our 
lineup. Due to injuries and roster adjustments she had to 
become one of our main sources of offense. It was difficult 
at first but she started to hit her stride near the end of the 
season," says Helmer. 

It was a rough beginning as Hart and Co. struggled out 
of the gate in the West Division schedule with a 1-3 record. 

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Some good news came the Grizzlies' way in the off-sea- 
son as Angie Criner signed with the University of Georgia at 
Athens. Criner averaged a little under 20 points per game. 

"I'm excited to attend Georgia. They have always had 
great tradition and good teams consisently. I can't wait to 
start playing for coach (Andy) Landers, says Criner, Tulsa, 
Okla. sophomore. 

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Men's Basketball Makes Home 


Ethan Denton 

Sports Media 

The 2007-08 basketball season 
needless to say had a rough 
time. With former head coach 
Randy Smithson first taking an 
exten ded leave of absence a nd 
eventually resigning, it put then 
assistant coach Mike Bargen in 
a tough spot. Bargen took over 
as the interim head coach in the 
middle of the season and the 
Grizzlies limped to a 9-21 record. 
But Bargen was given the head 
coaching job after the season. He 
and assistant coach Jon Craig took 
it upon themselves to turn things 
around for the 2008-09 campaign. 
And boy did they ever. 
Bargen and Craig first had the tough task of replacing 
the majority of the players from the previous season who 
jeraujt the team or transferred to another school. But 

new players, including nine freshmen. The newcomers 
were Tracey Underwood, Fort Wayne, Ind. freshman, Mark 
Morgan, White City freshman, Troy ^Pierce, Emporia fresh- 
man, Zeb Garrison, Augusta freshman, RJ. Jarrett, Kansas 
City freshman, Dushawn Brooks, Chicago freshman, Caleb 
Walker, Hutchinson freshman, Keyon Milliner, Indianapolis 
freshman, Sam Creecy, Atlanta, Ga. freshman and Luke 
Engelken, St. Joseph, Mo. sophomore. As the only sopho- 
more, Engelken came to Butler after transferring from Iowa 
Western Community College. Riley and Walker were mem- 
bers of the national champion Grizzly football team before 
joining the basketball team a few games into the season. 

The 2008-09 season got off to a great start as the 
Grizzlies raced off to a 7-0 record, beginning with a 105-74 
victory over Tabor College JV. During the opening season 
.victories, the Grizzlies had to win a few nail-biters. 
In fact, during a three game stretch, Butlex defeated B ene- 
dictine College JV 72-71 in overtime as it was proven 
not every JV team is going to be an easy pushover. The 
Grizzlies then defeated Northern Oklahoma-Enid 80-77 in a 
game which the Grizzlies once had a 20 point lead. Then 
at the Best Western Bricktown Classic in Coffeyville, Butler 
extended their streak with a 77-73 win over Allen County. 

Butler suffered their first loss of the season the very next 
day in a 78-72 decision to host Coffeyville. Butler got re- 
venge on the Red Ravens in the return game at the Power 
Plant in El Dorado ten days later, winning a wild game 75- 
72. Engelken got some personal revenge against his old 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
t ame at the Region 6 basketball 
tournament at Koch AreHITin Wichita; Indianapolis, 
Ind. freshman, Keyon Milliner, throws down a rim- 
rattling breakaway dunk against Independence. The 
Grizzlies conquered the Pirates 74-69, giving Butler 
their first Region 6 quarterfinals victory since 1998. 

i 26 

The Grizzly Spring 2009 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Dushawn Brooks, Chicago, III. freshman, shoots a 
baseline jump shot over a Garden City defender. The 
Grizzlies put up a valiant effort against the Bronc- 

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with an overall record of 24-9. *£ 

team, Iowa Western. The Reivers were ranked 14th in the 
nation at the time and Grizzlies held on for a 73-69 win. 
Butler ended the non-conference portion of their schedule 
splitting games at the Jayhawk Shootout and beginning 
Jayhawk West competition with an 11-3 record. 

The almost one month layoff seemed to put some rust 
on the Grizzlies as they struggled through their first game 
versus Dodge City in the Power Plant. But fortunately, But- 
ler defeated the Conqs in overtime, 70-66. After a tough 
two-point road loss against Garden City, Butler soundly 
defeated Hutchinson 86-60 at the Power Plant in a game 
which wasn't really that close. After losing at eventual 
conference champion Barton County, the Grizzlies won two 
straight games, a 100-91 win over Colby at home, and a 
two-point road win versus Pratt when Underwood made a 
lay up at th e buzzer to give Butler the win. Butler then lost 
their only game at home a ll GoasotU ong in a physical game 
versus Cloud County. Cold shooting doomed the Grizzlies 
in a 67-60 loss. But Butler showed tremendous resiliency 
and won their next three games. First on a road trip to 

southwest Kansas, the Grizzlies fought back from a 19 
point first half deficit to defeat Seward County 63-61. Two 
days later Butler controlled Dodge City throughout and held 
on for a 72-64 triumph. The Grizzlies returned home to 
defeat Garden City 56-44 in a defensive battle. After los- 
ing at Hutchinson, Butler again won three straight games, 
beginning with an 86-70 whipping of Barton County at the 
Power Plant. The Grizzlies then traveled all the way out to 
northwest Kansas to take on a Colby team which was the 
Jayhawk West bottom feeder. But early on it was Colby 
feeding off of a flat Grizzly team. Leading at one time 
35-13 in the first half, Colby took a 15 point lead into the 
locker room at half time. In the second half, Butler used 
their full-court press and aggressive play to chip away at 
the lead and eventually escape with a 70-67 win which was 
decided in the final second. After easily defeating Pratt 
at the Power Plant by 18 points, Butler traveled to Cloud 
County. In another physical game which saw one player 
frpm pacji i-pam hp|- ejected fr om the game, the Grizzlies 
fell to the Thunderbirds, 71-62. Cloud ^our^wa^TJieorTrT 1 
team to sweep the Grizzlies all season. But as they had 
all season long, Butler rebounded and returned home and 
beat up on Seward County, 77-62. At one point in that 
game, Butler led by 29 points. Butler finished the regular 
season with an overall record of 22-8 and an 11-5 mark in 
the Jayhawk West, which was good for second place. In 
the pre-season, Butler was picked to finish eighth out of 
nine teams in the Jayhawk West. 

Butler stayed home for the first round of the Region Six 
playoffs, as they hosted Fort Scott. The Greyhounds were 
not expected to give the Grizzlies a tough game, but they 
did. Butler led at halftime 32-31, and could not pull away 
from Fort Scott until the final minutes. Butler made their 
shots when it counted and moved on with a 74-65 victory. 
Then the tournament moved to Koch Arena on the campus 
_of Wichita State University. The Grizzlies took on the In- 
dependence'Tirate'?TrT^^ fit id I a c ti 

The game was very similar to the Fort Scot! game and this 
time, Butler trailed at halftime, 31-30. Thekecond half 
though, was all Grizzlies. Storming out of tie gate, Butler 
built the lead up to 66-52 with just under fife minutes to 
play. Independence fought back, but couldfcot complete 
the comeback as the Grizzlies made six of efjht free throws 
in the final two minutes and won the game,j4-69. Butler 
advanced to the semifinals where their sea: 
to end in a 59-54 loss to eventual Region Si 
Garden City. The Broncbusters' 2-3 zone de 
to be the deciding factor as the Grizzlies wei 
the perimeter. However, Butler finished with 
record of 24-9, a 15 game improvement fro 
season. Milliner led Butler in scoring with a 
Maurice Colter, Forrestville, Md. sophomore, 
Grizzly career with a 10.5 scoring average, 
averaged double figures in points with 10.1. 
turn nine players for next season. Of course 
must go to Coach Bargen and Coach Craig, 
work made the 2008-09 season very special 

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Sports Media 

After a competitive cross- 
country season, Coach Kirk 
Hunter had a lot to look forward 
to entering indoor and outdoor 
track season. The Grizzly track 
squad returned 17 athletes from 
last season's squad who finished 
fourth in the nation in both men's 
and women's team scores. Hunter 
brought in 33 new athletes to 
compete for the 2009 indoor and 
outdoor track seasons. 

Indoor season began on 
Jan. 17 in Lincoln, Neb. 
at the Nebraska Invita- 
tional held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. 
Chelsea Hayes, New Orleans, La. sophomore, 
set a school record in the long jump with 
a leap of 19 feet, 7 1/2 inches. The record 
breaking performance also won the event and 
later Hayes won the 60-meter dash with a time 
of 7.61 seconds, a time that is the second fast- 
est in school history. 

Grizzly track then traveled to Ames, 
Iowa on Jan. 23-24 to compete in the Iowa 
State Invitational. Joel Rop, Kenya freshman, 
won both the mile and 800 meter races. Rop 
ran times of 4:10 in the mile and 2:28.54 
half mile. The women's team set three indoor 
school records at this meet. The first one was 
set by Hayes who finished eighth in the 200 
with a time of 25.43 seconds. The second 
one was set by Dominique Maloney, British 
Virigin Islands freshman, who finished second 
in the 600 meter race with a time of 1:25.56. 
Janelle Mason, Scott City freshman, set a 
school record in the pole vault with a height of 
8feet-ll 3/4 inches. 

The Grizzly indoor track squad com- 
peted Feb. 13 in two separate meets. Two 
members from the squad, Leah Thompson, 
Salina sophomore, and Wesley Ruttoh, Kenya 
freshman, both competed in the mile race 
at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. 
Thompson finished in 11th place with a time of 

5:02.84, which was a national qualifying mark. 

Coach Hunter commented that she ran a near 
perfectly executed race, taking off another eight seconds 
of her personal record. Ruttoh finished his mile race with a 
time of 4:16 which was also a national qualifying mark. 

The rest of the team competed at the Pittsburg 
State Invitational on the same day. Sydnee Cole, Phillips- 
burg sophomore, led the Grizzly women in the 800 meter 
race, finishing first with a time of 2:32.34. The Grizzly 
women took the top five spots in the 800 meter race. 
Renee Simon,Leon freshman, Mason, Katie Simmons, Lakin 
sophomore, and Addie Pryor, Newton freshman, all finished 

Nizha PhWWps/ Lantern 
Timothy Bush, Houston, Texas freshman, and Marquette 
Burnette, Arlington, Texas freshman, race for the finish line 
in the 400 meter hurdles at the WSU Relays. 


The Grizzly Spring 2009 

Finally came the NJCAA indoor track meet in Lub- 
)ock, Texas on March 6-7. Thompson had an outstanding 
showing, finishing second in both the one mile and 3000 
meter races. In the 5000 meter race, she finished first with 
a time of 18:13.72 to become the Grizzlies only individual 
national champion this indoor season. Coach Hunter com- 
mented that she was the first American-born runner to win 
the 5000 meter race in more than ten years. The distance 
medley relay team of Anselmo Borunda, Liberal sophomore, 
Ollice Burke, Colorado Springs, Colo, sophomore, Rop and 
Timothy Bush, Houston, Texas freshman, finished second in 
the race with a time of 10:16.27. 

Outdoor season began on March 20-21 at the Tar- 
leton State Relays in Stephenville, Texas. Only 15 athletes 
were taken to the meet with a total of 13 men and two 
women. Maloney ran in the 400 meter race, taking first 
overall with a time of 56.08. Also Terrance Thomas, Shaw- 
nee Mission freshman, placed second overall in the 100 
meter dash with a time of 10.96. 

On April 4, members of the track team went to the 
82nd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and others com- 
peted at the Hutchinson Night Relays. Rop finished second 
behind a University of Texas runner with a time of 4:03.07. 
The time was the fastest one mile race ever run in the his- 
tory of Grizzly track and field. 

In Hutchinson, high-speed gusts of wind were an 
added opponent to the Grizzlies' events. Murindat finished 
first in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:28.83, which 
was only .24 seconds ahead of teammate Thompson. 
Thompson was avenged with a first place finish in the 
1500 meter race, crossing the finish line only .02 seconds 
ahead of Murindat. Freshman Kourtney Eberhart won the 
100 meter hurdles race. Another first place finish came 
from Jennifer Butler, Bennington sophomore, who won the 
3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:29.18. The Lady 
Grizzly 4x800 meter relay team finished first. The team 
consisted of Cole, Jylian Jaloma, Atchison freshman, Renee 
Simon and Crystal Stegman, Salina sophomore. 

The men's 4x400 meter and 4x800 meter relay 
teams won their respective races. The runners on the 
4x400 meter relay team were Jamal Young, Mississippi 
freshman, Robert Phillips, Port Gibson, Miss, freshman, 
Ollice Burke, Colorado Springs, Colo, sophomore and Alex 
James. The 4x800 team consisted of Eddie Banda, Holcomb 
sophomore, Anselmo Borunda, Liberal sophomore, Kyre 
Randolph, Wichita freshman and Andrew Falcon, Salina 
sophomore. Burke won the 800 meter race with a time of 
1:55.95. The women's team finished second while the men 
finished fourth overall. 

A couple days of nice weather boosted the Griz- 
zlies' performance at the 61st Annual K.T. Woodman Track 
Classic on April 10-11 in Wichita. The opening night of the 
college division was described as a "distance carnival" by 
Butler Head Coach Kirk Hunter. The majority of the long 
distance races were Friday evening. The first race on that 
Friday night was the 3000 meter steeplechase. Grizzly run- 
ner, Sydnee Cole, Phillipsburg sophomore, placed fourth 


Nizha PhWWps/ Lantern 
Robert Phillips, Port Gibson MS freshman clashes 
for the finish line in the 400 meter race at the WSU 

overall, but also finished with a time of 11:52.89, which 
qualified her for nationals. The finishing time left her mark 
on the Grizzly record books as the second fastest in school 

Another battle in the 5000 meter race from Leah 
Thompson, Salina sophomore, and Patrober Murindat, 
Kenya freshman, took place. The fast race ended with 
Thompson leaving a pack consisting of Murindat and two 
runners from Wichita State to win the race. Ruttoh won the 
men's 1500 meter race with a time of 3:56.40, which was a 
national qualifying mark. 

Day two of the meet featured sprints, relays and 
field events. It was another nice day outdoors for track. 
Malloney ran a time of 55.97 seconds, winning the race and 
giving her the second fastest time in Grizzly history. 

"She flew," says Coach Hunter. "Our school record 
will fall soon." 


Butler Community College 

Dan Hoffman 
Sports Media 

The Lady Grizzlies have 
been ranked as high as 14th 
in the nation this season. 
Coach Doug Chance hit a 
milestone at Butler in the 

The highlight of the season 
is still yet to come as the 
two time defending Region 6 
champs and the three time 
Jayhawk West defending 
champs still have more to 

The highlight so far for the 
season that keeps growing 
old is Coach Doug Chance, 
with his 200th victory as Butler coach. 

The Grizzlies returned from a 13 game road trip and 
gave head Coach Chance a milestone victory, and his 
200th victory as a Grizzly with a 200-65 record dur- 
ing his stay with Butler. In coach's short stint so far he 
has 3 straight Jayhawk West titles, 2 straight Region 
6 titles and back-to-back top 10 finishes in the NJCAA 
World Series. The best thing Coach Chance brings to 
the Grizzlies is the ability to take players to the next 
level of softball. Coach Chance is known to be a great 
guy and great coach in furthering players and taking 
them to the next level. 

The season has been good for sophomore pitcher 
Brittany Norris, Derby, 16-5 on the year with a 2.632 
ERA (earned run average) and 118 strikeouts to 18 
walks. Norris ranked 33rd in the nation in wins and 
34th in strikeouts on the year. 

Regina Lehr, Hurst, Texas freshman, gave Norris the 
much needed breaks as she stands with a 9-4 record 
on the season in 85 innings pitched with 36 strikeouts. 

The hits have come in bunches for the Grizzlies as 
well with some experience in sophomore Andrea New, 
Topeka, leading the team with 38 RBI (runs batted in) 
on 44 hits, with 8 home runs, and a .367 batting 
average on the season. 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Grizzly starting pitcher, Brittany Norris, Derby sopho- 
more, delivers a pitch during the first game of a dou- 
ble-header against Hutchinson. Norris got the victory 
thanks in part to a walk-off home run by Andrea New, 
Topeka sophomore. kk 


The Grizzly Spring 2009 

Blair Brooks, Blanchard, Okla. freshman, is hitting the 
cover of the ball good with a .407 average with 32 runs 
and one home run on the year. 

The Lady Grizzlies started the year off well in Texas, with 
4 wins and a close loss to North Central Texas in the last 
game. Butler won the next six games before falling again in 
Texas to Navarro on their second visit to Texas. 

The Grizzlies stood atop the Jayhawk West by one game 
with a 9-3 record, falling to the Lady Cougars of Barton 

I County and getting swept in Garden City. 
The Grizzlies started the revenge at home against Garden 
City and swept the Broncbusters. They are still looking to 
get back on Barton after splitting the double-header. 

The Barton Cougars gave the Grizzlies all they could take 
-for a double-header. 

Butler looked to revenge an early Jayhawk West loss to 
Barton County in a 12-9 game that Barton won. Barton 
"S* almost swept the Grizzlies but Butler stayed strong on de- 
fense in the first part of the double-header in Great Bend, 
winning in extra innings 4-3. 

The second game didn't help the Grizzlies as both teams 
offense came alive. The Grizzlies were matched step for 
step by the Lady Cougars and some more as the Cougars 
pulled away and tighted up on defense to earn the 12-9 
win. *■""" * - 

The Grizzlies have just regained the top spot in the 
Jayhawk West after sweeping Garden City at home behind 
Norris and Lehr on the pitching mound and big games 
by Kaitlen Martin, Andale freshman, who went 4-4 with a 

home run in the second game the Grizzlies won 7-5. Cas- 
sady Haworth, Morris, Okla. freshman, was 2-2 with a walk 
and a stolen base in the first game to help the Grizzlies in a 
5-2 victory. 

The Grizzlies major slip-up on the year so far is their trip 
to Oklahoma for the Seminole Tournament on April 4. The 
Lady Grizzlies dropped three straight games while there. 
Two games were one run as they lost the last game there 
3-1. " 

The Grizzlies continue to get stronger as the year pro- 
gresses in their defense of the Region 6 title and Jayhawk 
West title. The Grizzlies host both Seward and Barton 
County before the Region 6 tournament as they inch closer 
to a 4th Jayhawk West title and make a run for the 3rd 
straight Region 6 title. 

Butler has the 40th ranked batting average on the year 
with 5 ladies batting over .400 percent on the year. 

Brooks has a .407 average, Nikki Clapp, Niotaze fresh- 
man, has a .400 average, Kacy Covert, Topeka freshman, 
has a .442 average, Tessa Earley, Salina sophomore, has a 
.411 average and Martin has a .443 average on the year. 
The Lady Grizzlies were getting closer and closer every- 
day to another Jayhawk West title, and the opportunity to 
seal the deal in the Region 6 tourney. 

Butler returned 7 sophomores for the run at defending 
the championship from last year. 

Norris and New led the way for the returning players 
as Norris stayed strong on the mound and continued to 
perform well. 

New led the way for the Grizzlies with 
the bat as she continued to hurt oppos- 
ing pitchers with her power and team 
leading 10 doubles on the season with 
38 runs batted in and 27 runs. 

Butler stands at 26-14 on the year 
and would be in first place if the sea- 
son ended today. 

Butler kept the pressure on while 
their hitting just exposed other teams 
and Norris and Lahr came through with 
some clutch pitching for the Grizzlies 
as they hope they are off to another 
NJCAA World Series tournament this 

Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Kelsee Farmer, Augusta fresh- 
man, collides at home plate with 
the Hutchinson Lady Blue Drag- 
ons catcher. Making it across the 
plate safely, Farmer helped the 
Lady Grizzlies sweep Hutch in a 
double-header at East Park. 


Butler Community College 


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Ross Etter 

Sports Media 

If you have ever been to Grand 
Junction, Colo, in late May, you have 
been treated to an opportunity of 
watching the premier junior college 
baseball teams. The top teams gather 
there for the NJCAA World Series. Pro- 
grams from California, Texas, Florida 
and, yes, El Dorado, Kan. 

Head Baseball Coach Steve John- 
son led the Grizzlies to their second 
all-time appearance at the classic 
event. Once you have tasted that sort 
of success, it is always your goal to re- 
peat each season. Coach Johnson has 
completed six seasons as the leader of 
the Grizzlies, and in each season after 
his first he has reeled off at least 30 
victories each campaign. There is no 
reason to believe that 2009 won't be 
his fifth consecutive season. 

Coach Johnson, an accomplished 
pitcher in his own right, having starred 
Logan Jones/Grizzly at Barton CC, Alabama-Birmingham 
Grizzly freshman Marc Waldron, Omaha, Neb., swings at a pitch during and the St. Louis Cardinals minor 
a game at McDonald Stadium. Butler baseball had an overall record of league system, is always cautiously 
28-19 as of April 21. optimistic in the season's onset. Each 


The Grizzly Spring 2009 

season he has a few bad weather practices and instinct 
on what he has seen in the past to base his early season 
lineup and pitching rotation. 

The respect and confidence the student athletes 
show in Coach Johnson rivals that of any Division 1 pro- 
gram. Many of the players say they have selected Butler as 
their choice to play based on what they will learn about the 
game under Coach Johnson. j^^ 

Any successful team, no matter what level, must 
be strong up the middle. Catcher, second base, shortstop 
and center field are each manned by a returning veteran 
sophomore. Kyle Ewy (Wichita) returns at catcher. Mike 
Garza (Prairie Village) filled a role of super sub last season, 
but this season he will be the every day second baseman. 
J.D. Herman (Omaha) returns at shortstop and Anthony 
Salinas (Wichita) is the starting center fielder. Salinas is 
flanked by Dorian Williams (sophomore, Olathe) and Dar- 
V ren Boss (red shirt sophomore, Wichita) in the outfield. 
Freshman Steve Jenson (Omaha) will get time in the out- 

field when he isn't the closer out of the bullpen. 

Freshman Bret Macari (Andale) will play first, serve 
some time at designated hitter and pitch on occasion. Red 
shirt freshman Marc Waldron (Omaha) will be the other half 
of the first base/designated hitter program. Hometown 
guy Josh Dodson (freshman, El Dorado) will man the other 
corner in the infield. 

Sophomores Nick Ward (Claremore, Okla.) and 
Austin Woodard (Wichita), and freshmen Derek Bell (Piano, 
Texas) and Connor Sinclair (Wichita) will make up the start- 
ing rotation, but that's not to say that another candidate 
will not emerge before season's end. 

At this writing the Grizzlies need two victories in 
their remaining five games to reach the 30 victory mark 
for the fifth consecutive season. They also need a good 
showing against conference rival Dodge City to achieve 
host honors in the conference tournament. 

So, will the 2009 edition of the Grizzlies travel to 
Grand Junction? Will you be a part of their drive? Will you 
be there in the sunshine rooting them on, cheer- 
ing for the guy in one of your classes? That's all it 

takes for you to be a part of a successful season. 

Photos by Logan Jones/ Grizzly 
Above: The Grizzly baseball team celebrates 
after scoring a run at McDonald Stadium. 

Left: Brett Macari, Andale freshman, fires a 
pitch towards a N. Oklahoma-Tonkawa bat- 
ter. After giving up four runs in four innings 
of work, Macari was relieved. A Darren Boss, 
Wichita sophomore, base hit in the bottom 
of the ninth propelled the Grizzlies to a 13- 
12 victory. 

Butler Community College 

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Kansas Associated Collegiate Press Awards 


tJutler C&vnmunity Colleges }<\agazine 

Logan Jones: 

Journalist of the Year 

1 st place- Sports Photo 

1st place- Headlines 

2nd place- Feature Photo 

2nd place- Caption Writing 

3rd place-Event Writing 

3rd place- Sports Photo 

Honorable Mention- Feature Photo 

Chris Neal: 

1st place- Headlines 

1 st place- Single Ad 

1st place- Cover Design 

2nd place- Cover Design 

2nd place- Captions 

Honorable Mention- Sports Photo 

J.C. Boyce: 

1st place- Photo Essay 

Joel Plank: 

1 st place- Feature Photography 

Cherri Dorrell: 

2nd place- Mini-Feature Design 

Shawna Napoli: 

2nd place- Photo Essay 

Olivia Newfarmer: 

3rd place- Event Writing 

Overall Magazine 

(Last year's issues) 
Honorable Mention 

20 Awards Overall 


The Grizzly Spring 2009 

The ^_ 
Lantern — 

Logan Jones: 

3rd place- Sports Photo ^^^^^. 

Joe Francis: 

Honorable Mention- Sports Writing 

Tim Cooper: 

Honorable Mention- Column Writing 

Caitlin Nelson: 

1 st place- Front Page Design 
Honorable Mention- Feature Writing 

Mario Abasolo: 

1 st place- Review Writing 
2nd place- Feature Writing 
3rd place- Column Writing 

8 Awards Overall 

2 Aces, 2 Grizzlies, 2 Journalists of the Year and 

1 Legendary Teacher 

At this year's KACP Conference in Hutchinson, 
something special happened. Grizzly magazine staff 
member Logan Jones won this year's Journalist of 
the Year Award. Last year, Chris Neal won the same 
award. This marks the first time that Butler Commu- 
nity College has had two freshman win the Journalist 
of the Year award in back-to-back years. But Jones 
and Neal go back further than just their days at 
Butler. The two award winning journalists were both 
students at Wichita East High School and got their 
start in the classroom of Mrs. Sharon Martin. Aside 
from the student awards that were being passed out 
in Hutchinson this year, the Jackie Engel Award was 
presented. The award honors the best in high school 
journalism advising in the state of Kansas. This 
year's winner was Sharon Martin of Wichita East High 
School. Martin was recognized and then gave a short 
acceptance speech. She ended by saying how thank- 
ful she was for the award and how nice it was to be 
sitting with two of her former students, Jones and 
Neal. Mrs. Martin was accompanied by her husband 
John at the event. 

(From left to right is Logan Jones, Sharon Martin and Chris Neal) 


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